Was John Brown an American Hero by U6SJEYO6

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									                      Was John Brown an American Hero?
                           Guided Essay Template1

I. Introductory Paragraph
    A. Grabber

      B. Background info on John Brown and his anti-slavery actions

      C. Restatement of question

      D. Definition of an American hero

      E. Thesis and Roadmap: John Brown                                     (is or is not) an American
         hero for the following reasons, 1)                                                       , 2)
                                                       , and 3)



II. Body Paragraph #1 (Reason 1:                                                                 )
    A. Baby Thesis: One reason John Brown                                 (is or is not) an American
       hero is                                                                             .

      B. Evidence: Use evidence from the documents to provide two or three details that
         support reason one.

      C. Argument: This evidence shows that John Brown                              (is or is not) an
         American hero because



III. Body Paragraph #2 (Reason 2:                                                                )
     A. Baby Thesis: A second reason John Brown                           (is or is not) an American
        hero is                                                                            .

      B. Evidence: Use evidence from the documents to provide two or three details that
         support reason two.

      C. Argument: This evidence shows that John Brown                              (is or is not) an
         American hero because




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    Modeled after the DBQ Project “Guided Essay Guide”


                      OUSD 8th grade history assessment / Spring Semester, 2010 / Guided Essay Template / page #1
IV. Body Paragraph #3 (Reason 3 :                                                           )
   A. Baby Thesis: A third reason John Brown                         (is or is not) an American
      hero is                                                                         .

   B. Evidence: Use evidence from the documents to provide two or three details that
      support reason three.

   C. Argument: This evidence shows that John Brown                            (is or is not) an
      American hero because



V. Conclusion
   A. Restate your thesis (John Brown ______ (is or is not) an American hero because



   B. Summarize key idea of your argument

   C. Explain why this question is important to answer? Why is John Brown an
      important figure in American history?




                 OUSD 8th grade history assessment / Spring Semester, 2010 / Guided Essay Template / page #2

								
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